The entertainment industry is tough to get into, and it’s even tougher to make a name for yourself. However, that does not stop women from rising to the top of the game time and again. Women are taking the lead in different areas in this industry, such as directing films, performing legendary songs, and acting. Below are a few examples of powerful women in the entertainment industry.
Dana Walden is the co-chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group. She has been with the 20th Century for over 30 years, holding various positions. Under her leadership, she oversaw landmark deals such as the acquisition of National Geographic Worldwide from News Corporation in December 2015, the merger between UPN and The WB to form The CW Network, and many more. In 2016 Dana was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Dana Walden is also a board of directors of Live Nation Entertainment.
Beyonce is one of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry. She started as a child star and has grown into an entertainer who can do it all, from acting to songwriting to producing. Beyonce has topped the charts with most of the albums she’s released and sells out concerts worldwide. She became a household name first as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child and later in her own right after releasing four solo albums, all to worldwide success. Beyonce is no stranger to pushing boundaries; she has been at the forefront of many new developments for women in entertainment.
Jane Fonda has been an American actress, writer, political activist, and fitness guru since the late 1960s. She is a two-time Academy Award winner and was nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards and won five BAFTA awards during her career. Jane is also known for her exercise videos that she created in collaboration with Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell, to promote their home video game console called “Atari 2600”. The pair released 12 workout programs between 1982 – 1986, which became one of the biggest selling items ever on TV, generating $300 million in revenue.